A few times a year, Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions brings a very special engine for their regular steam train rides - the 6060 mountain steam locomotive!
6060 is not just a number. It is a name, a calling card, a history of the glorious past and a history still being made every day. It is steel, and steam, and heat, and power, and people... It is 6060!
Every steam engine possesses some magic attractive force, not easy to spell out - but absolutely impossible to miss! We came to Stettler for just one Canada Day train ride - and ended up staying in a local hotel room for all three days of the holidays. Three days in the railfan's paradise - filled with action, fueled by excitement, loaded with history.
Canada Day celebrations continued in a great community of Big Valley. Looks like the whole town comes out to meet the 6060. Here it comes, all 300 tons of Canadian history in all its glory and pride!